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The Big Band and Swing Podcast is a weekly podcast that focuses on the music, artists and history of the Big Band Era of the 1930's and 1940's. You will hear both classic and forgotten Big Band recordings and performances rescued from Old Time Radio Broadcasts (OTR), Soundies, V-Discs and other AFRS archives. If you are a fan of The Big Bands and Swing Music then check out The Big Band and Swing Podcast presented by Swing City Radio.com.


The Big Band and Swing Podcast

Big Band Birthdays - October 18: Anita O'Day

Mon, 18 Oct 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of such a unique individual.  She is pretty much considered responsible for shattering the traditional image of the "girl singer" - The Jezebel of Jazz, Anita O'Day.  O'Day was born on October 18, 1919 in Kansas City, Missouri.



* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Victory Gardens and Cabbage Patches (Show 83)

Fri, 15 Oct 2021

This episode features recordings from Harry James, Woody Herman, The Andrews Sisters and many more.  We also learn a little bit about Victory Gardens.



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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Celebrating: Peggy Lee

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

In this special Podcast Extra of The Big Band and Swing Podcast we celebrate the music of Miss Peggy Lee. Ronnaldo plays some of her most popular recordings and takes a closer look at this vocal icon of the Big Band Era.  If you are a fan of Peggy Lee, then don't miss this episode.



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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Now I Want A Magic Wand (Show 82)

Fri, 08 Oct 2021

This episode includes some vintage music by Benny Goodman, The Merry Macs, Glen Gray and Artie Shaw. We also listen to selected clips from an old social guidance film called "Cindy Goes To A Party".



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* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


Big Band Birthdays - October 7: Vaughn Monroe

Thu, 07 Oct 2021

In this Podcast Extra of "The Big Band and Swing Podcast" we celebrate the birthday of a very popular voice from the Big Band Era - a voice that has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Vaughn Monroe.  Monroe was born on October 7, 1911 in Akron, Ohio.



* All music in this podcast are Creative Commons.  Artists are credited within the podcast.


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